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The Sales Yard

October 27, 2014

Horses sold by the pound at low-end auctions throughout the United States are a reality of our industry. ... Read More

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Culture Shock at a South African Thoroughbred Sale

February 03, 2014

What cultural differences have you seen or experienced with horses in different countries? ... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Equine Business Management Course

August 10, 2013

Learn what makes a properly planned business stand out with an online course on equine business management.... Read More

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Kentucky Farm-Level Equine Receipts Increase in 2011

September 30, 2012

After declining for three straight years, Kentucky farm-level equine receipts increased in 2011.... Read More

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Biosecurity Agreement

March 13, 2012

Show or event managers might want to include an agreement requiring a signature on a compliance agreement.... Read More

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Selecting a New Horse

January 01, 2012

Important factors to consider when buying a horse include use, conformation, temperament, health, and history.... Read More

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2012 Equine Business Conference Scheduled

December 14, 2011

Topics covered include equine insurance; law; tax and finance; and promotion, marketing, and advertising.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Receipts Might Stabilize in 2011

October 23, 2011

Strong cash receipts will likely propel Kentucky's agricultural sector, including equine, forward in 2011.... Read More

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Horse-Sitting 101: Legalities to Consider

October 05, 2011

Eliminate some of the anxiety of leaving your horse with a sitter by preparing for the trip in advance. ... Read More

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The Prepurchase Exam

March 01, 2011

A prepurchase examination or "vet check" of a potential horse purchase can identify any physical problems. ... Read More

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Financing a Horse Business

November 01, 2010

Outside capital is needed to buy big-ticket items or deal with bills in the face of an erratic cash flow.... Read More

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Benefits for Horse Industry in Small Business Stimulus Bill

September 28, 2010

The American Horse Council reports that President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 into law on September 27, 2010. The bill is intended to help small businesses and create new jobs. The bill continues the bigger write... Read More

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Congressional Bill Impacts Horse Buyers

September 27, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the amended Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 5297) by a vote of 237 to 187, affirming changes made to the bill by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 16 when the Senate passed the measure. President Obama is expected ... Read More

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Auction Info Added to Tattoo ID Services

June 16, 2010

The Jockey Club has added access to the auction sales history of identified Thoroughbreds as part of its Tattoo Identification Services. According to a news release, the Tattoo Identification Services link on The Jockey Club website has been vi... Read More

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Starting an Equine Rescue

June 01, 2010

Rescue operators don't have to look beyond their own pastures to know the past few years have been hard on horses. Thanks to a persistently lackluster economy, rising feed and fuel costs, real estate foreclosures, and job losses, more owners are...... Read More

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Risk Management Essential for Horse Businesses

May 17, 2010

Horses and riders have a propensity for getting hurt at competitions and at home. ... Read More

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Liability and Horses (Book Excerpt)

March 29, 2010

Horses often seem to be accidents waiting to happen. It's important to shield yourself from liability. ... Read More

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Woman Fined for Forging Horse Health Documents

February 09, 2010

A Boscobel, Wisc., woman has been fined for selling horses without testing them for disease and forging documents claiming the tests had been done, the state veterinarian's office said.

In a plea bargain, Carol Swenson pleaded no... Read More

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Radiographic Abnormalities in Young Quarter Horses Common, AAEP 2009

January 29, 2010

A high prevalence of radiographic abnormalities exist in the joints of yearling and 2-year-old Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Lawsonia Infection in Foals: No Negative Effect as Adults (AAEP 2009)

January 29, 2010

Horses that recover from Lawsonia intracellularis infections cost less as yearlings than their siblings, but they race just as well. The bacterium L. intracellularis is the causative bacterial agent for equine proliferative enteropathy (E... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: History, Important Considerations

January 12, 2010

For more than 150 years veterinarians have been performing prepurchase exams, also referred to as vetting, purchase exams, and soundness exams. The definition of "sound" in England in 1842 implied "an absence of disease" as a qualification for ... Read More

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Urine Test Might Diagnose Young Cryptorchid Horses

December 26, 2009

A simple, noninvasive urine test to diagnose cryptorchidism in horses that appear to have been castrated has been developed by a group of researchers from the Racing Laboratory at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Male horses that appear or... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Industry Losing Ground to Poultry

December 04, 2009

Kentucky's slumping horse industry appears on pace to be overtaken by poultry farming as the king of the state's agricultural sector, economists said Dec. 3. The equine sector has been battered by deep recession, and the poultry industry has grown.... Read More

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Entries for January Keeneland Thoroughbred Sale Down 26.3%

November 25, 2009

Keeneland Association announced Nov. 24 it has cataloged 1,753 horses for its 2010 January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Monday-Friday, January 11-15.

That represents a 26.3% decline from the 2008 catalog, which totaled 2,379... Read More

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Horse Market Rebound Unlikely at Keeneland Thoroughbred Sale

November 10, 2009

The Keeneland November breeding stock sale was hammered last year by the global financial crisis, suffering alarming downturns of 45.5% in gross, 39% in average price, and 42.9% in median price after a record-setting run in 2007. This year,... Read More